Something in the work of Miguel Palma is reminiscent of boys toys and puts me in a playful mood.
Shell Thomas is an Australian designer based in London who graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2010 with a degree in Furniture Design. Eddie, her fabulous cardboard rocking horse was featured on Pirouette last year (see it here). For this christmas holidays Shell added a bear family to her deer laser-cut birch plywood decorations. Look at the small, delicate and poetic work here.
Lou Rota was working as a TV producer on science and natural history documentaries and, in her spare time, she was customising vintage and salvaged objects, from plates to chairs, with her own distinctive modern take on the traditional art of decoupage. That’s how she started her business, now well established, sold at Liberty of London, notonthehighstreet.com, Caravan, Anthropologie (anthropologie.com and anthropologie.eu) and Fleux in Paris. Lou’s distinctive tableware can now also be purchased direct from her newly launched website www.lourota.com.
When a London entrepreneur transplants her family to Yorkshire to start an upscale glamping campsite (Jollydays Campsite).
If you like recycled wood, you’ll love Alicuccio’s furniture and toys. The young Sicilian artist graduated in sculpture at the Academy of fine arts, Catania. For him the concept of waste doesn’t exist in nature. Everything can have a second life. Like his chairs made and assembled only with pieces and material he found in the streets of Turin where he lives.
Alicucio will be part of KidsXMASzoom, an event created by Paola Noe (KidsroomZOOM).
Mimi’lou is a poetic and whimsical brand of home décor items that was launched by Miriam Derville in 2005. A graphic designer, Miriam worked 10 years as an art director for Givenchy, Guerlain, Hugo Boss, before creating Mimi’lou. A she loved designing for her kids and started to turned her illustrations into wall decals. The range expanded quickly into textile, stationery, lamps and accessories. Since then, the brand has developed great collaborations with well-know companies like Habitat, Paul & Joe, Monoprix.
NEW! Mimi’lou is now available at ABC Carpet & Home, New York.
“What do boys like about Mimi Lou? Boys love to play with our stickers… like with our ‘A L’Aventure’ removable wall boarder for example, boys can imagine themselves pirates and put money in the treasure box, hang a batman in one corner of the room. The possibilities are endless! – What do girls like about Mimi Lou? The neon pink stars… what is better that pink when you are a girl? They also love to chose and help their mum put their décor in their room, fun time together!”
The world map is brilliant and beautiful. I is made to play with and offer a multitude of possibilities to create different stories and learn at the same time. It comes with more than 50 dots with the names of capital cities, flags, animals, symbols. Children will learn the different capital cities in the world and place them on the map, they will have fun putting the Eiffel tower in Paris, the pyramid in Egypt and so on..
Rose Bamford’s house in Cornwall – The Telegraph. Rose Bamford is the co-founder of famous British label Dandy Star.